This is a bit off topic but it seems like an appropriate deviation: November 15th is the annual Bring your train to Work Day (Greatest American HobbyMessage 1 of 9 , Oct 1, 2002View SourceThis is a bit off topic but it seems like an appropriate deviation:
November 15th is the annual "Bring your train to Work Day" (Greatest
American Hobby Campaign)
Last year I had quite a bit off success with this.
I had some Z, some N, some HO and some G gauge items and track around to
show the difference in sizes....Of course, the only OPERATING train was in
Z scale...and even though it was an unscenicked double oval, people thought
it was cool. I could tell that some thought I was a dork....but I love
when that happens. :)
I plan to do the same thing this year, with a less un-scenicked board.
Anyway - My point was supposed to be that you can think about this - and
have time to put something together for it.
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Subject: [z_scale] Re: Questions, questions...
Please respond to
--- In z_scale@y..., "jmac_han" <jmac_han@y...> wrote:
> What are the most frequent questions that people ask about "Z" and
> your modelling interests?
In Germany (where I guess more people have seen Z before) the most
common question is:
"Where can I get those little cars/people/trees/houses?"
We try to point them at another stand so they don't feel tempted to
help themselves from our layout! No! The serious point is that even
though the main manufacturers might be known, the manufacturers of z-
accessories are hardly known at all.
Other questions are:
"Does the overhead catenary work?"
"How do you keep the track so clean?" (Yes, really!)
"How can you run such long trains?"
I shall keep my ears open at the next exhibition in November.
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Continuing on the Does that work theme... I also get many Does the turntable work? and How do you put the trains on the track? or it s corollary, How doMessage 2 of 9 , Oct 1, 2002View SourceContinuing on the "Does that work" theme...
I also get many "Does the turntable work?" and "How do you put the
trains on the track?" or it's corollary, "How do you keep the trains
on the track?"
--- In z_scale@y..., "bean51ca" <chriscam@s...> wrote:
I find there is one big question asked by non-model railroaders
> when they see my little locomotives.
> "Do those actually run???"
> Then they get a look of absolute fascination on their face as I
> explain that yup, they run quite well and give them a quick demo. I
> guess while most model-railroaders have heard of Z or seen it
> somewhere in a magazine, others are just still amazed at how
> something so small can have a working motor in it.
Just got back from a wonderful train meet in Calgary, Alberta. The shipping crate that I built for Val Ease West did it s job perfectly. Now I know I canMessage 3 of 9 , Oct 8, 2002View SourceJust got back from a wonderful train meet in Calgary, Alberta. The
shipping crate that I built for Val Ease West did it's job
perfectly. Now I know I can ship the layout as checked baggage if
There were at least a dozen enthusiastic "z" scalers at the meet who
were excited by the news that there are other fanatics out there.
The questions that were asked the most often were:
"Where can you find Z items that won't bankrupt you?"
Of course I suggested that they join Z_Scale and connect with our
highly regarded vendors.
"Wouldn't it be nice if we had DCC for "Z" scale?"
Imagine their surprise when I explained that there is a growing
interest in Z-DCC and that decoders are available for our locomotives.
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